Inmarsat Presented With Inaugural ITU Humanitarian Award

Oct 23, 2012, 10:24 ET from Inmarsat

LONDON, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Award recognises commitment and leadership

Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that it has been presented with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Humanitarian Award for Lifesaving.

During an award ceremony held at ITU Telecom World 2012, Inmarsat was recognised for its commitment and consistent leadership in supporting the use of telecommunications to save lives during emergencies.

Andrew Sukawaty, Chairman, Inmarsat accepted the industry award, the first occasion this award has been presented to industry partners, from ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I.Touré.

Sukawaty commented: "On behalf of my company and staff, I was honoured to accept this award from our peers within the industry. As an established ITU partner, we have a long history of supporting the relief effort across the world, helping first responders communicate as quickly as possible to distribute aid in an effective and co-ordinated manner."

Sukawaty added: "We are proud to have served the maritime and aviation industries globally with life-saving services for over 32 years, and remain dedicated to the obligations Inmarsat was founded upon when it first took responsibility as the World's only certified safety as sea service provider."

Inmarsat provides the widest portfolio of global communications solutions and value-added services available on the market, providing voice and high-speed data services to almost anywhere on the planet - on land, at sea and in the air.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services.  Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air.  Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,409m and an EBITDA of US$854m. For the six months ended 30 June 2012, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$684m and an EBITDA of US$381m. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

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